AceShowbiz - British actor Andy Serkis is reportedly in talks to serve as Batman's loyal butler in filmmaker Matt Reeves' upcoming superhero movie.
If the "Black Panther" star signs on as Alfred Pennyworth for "The Batman", it will mark a reunion with Reeves, who directed him in "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" in 2014, and its 2017 sequel, "War for the Planet of the Apes", reports TheWrap.com.
Meanwhile, Colin Farrell is also in negotiations to join the star-studded line-up as The Penguin, according to Deadline, taking over a role originated by Danny DeVito in Tim Burton's "Batman Returns" in 1992.
The potential casting news emerges shortly after it was claimed Matthew McConaughey would be stepping up as Gotham City's District Attorney, Harvey Dent, who subsequently becomes Batman's adversary, Two-Face.
"The Batman" is expected to be released in June, 2021.